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Consortium Membership

Institutional Collaboration for Diversity & Dual-Career Recruitment

The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) is a national non-profit association established by human resources, faculty affairs, and diversity leaders. We have 18 chapters across the U.S., representing over 700 colleges, universities, university-affiliated hospitals, and research entities.

Vision: To promote equity and excellence in higher education recruitment worldwide.

Mission: HERC advances the ability of member institutions to recruit and retain the most diverse and talented workforce and to assist dual-career couples.

HERC member institutions share the belief that increasing diversity and assisting dual-career couples is vital to recruiting a workforce that brings distinction and excellence to their institutions.
Our Promise to Members

HERC Membership PacketHERC exists to advance member institutions and the higher education community by connecting institutions with the people, shared knowledge, and partnerships that make their workplaces even more successful.

We partner with members and connect neighboring institutions to make the most of all of our resources. Working together, we power one of the largest higher education job boards, provide unrivaled dual-career assistance, and make professional development more actionable by sharing experiences and best practices.

Next Steps

When you make the strategic investment to join one of our regional HERC chapters, you will have more resources to recruit and retain the most diverse and talented professionals and help shape the future toward a more inclusive higher education workforce. 

Submit our prospective member form 

or Contact your regional HERC chapter


Marcia  Hoffman
"Becoming involved with the HERC gave HR a platform to really connect with our Provost and Deans in exploring best practices for attracting and retaining the best faculty and staff, far beyond supporting the online recruitment process. It is really useful to be able to direct prospective candidates to the resources on the HERC sites, and tap into the many resources available there, especially those for dual career couples. Yet, what I value most in being a member of our HERC is developing relationships and sharing ideas with others in the field who have a similar mission."

- Marcia K. Hoffman, Executive Director of Human Resources, Bucknell University

Title: Why is faculty diversity and equity so important in higher education?
Mary Harvey, Associate Provost for Program Development, University of Chicago
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